As always a number of prestigious awards were announced at the Annual Meeting.
Converter of the Year
Art Yerecic, Yerecic Label
Supplier of the Year
Michelle Garza, DantexRBCor
Environmental Leadership Award – Converter
Environmental Leadership Award – Supplier
Green Bay Packaging, Coated Products Operations
The winners of the 37th Annual Label Awards Competition were also announced. Twenty one different member companies won for printing excellence in various categories. The Best of Class awards were presented as follows:
|Best of Class Winners|
|Digital||Multi-Color Corporation, Collotype Division, Digital Print Department
|Offset – Wine & Spirits||Collotype Labels, USA
Pacific Rim Mystic Blend
|Flexography & Letterpress||TVC Label
Goliad Brewing Company Redfish IPA
|Multi-Process||ASL Print FX
Sunny and Share
|Flexography – Wine & Spirits||Collotype Labels, USA
Girl & Dragon
|Other (Offset)||Hammer Packaging
Collotype Labels USA won the coveted Best of Show award for their Girl & Dragon label.
Changes to the TLMI Board of Directors
Presiding over his last Business Meeting meeting Chairman Dave McDowell (McDowell Label and Screen Printing), had the honor of welcoming the four new members to the Board of Directors: Converters Jan Lehigh (Alpine Packaging), Micheal Lane (Lofton Label, Inc.) and Michael Ritter (Superior Business Associates, Inc.), and Supplier Ingrid Brase (Henkel).
He also recognized and thanked outgoing board members: Michelle Garza (DantexRBCor), Nick VanAlstine (Macaran Printed Products) and Doug Kopp (Kopco Graphics) for their service.
The following were elected officers of the association: Past Chairman Dave McDowell (McDowell Label and Screen Printing), Chairman Jeff Dunphy (Design Label Manufacturing), Chairman Elect Dan Muenzer (Constantia Labels) and Vice Chairman Craig Moreland (Coast Label Company).
- To Meeting Chair Ingrid Brase (Henkel) whose Annual Meeting program attracted a capacity crowd and offered concrete advice on “Growing Your Revenue with Powerful Marketing and Branding”
- To the 56 Supplier Members who were Bronze and Silver Sponsors of the event. Their support of the event is a compliment to the association that we greatly appreciate.
- To 110+ tabletop exhibitors who made the Sunday night reception lively and rewarding.
- To Meeting Planner Vicki Runyeon who always goes above and beyond for our members.
- And to all who participated in the great event.
Look for more details to be posted in the related sections of www.tlmi.com in the coming weeks.